flavivirus


fla·vi·vi·rus

noun \ˈflā-vi-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of FLAVIVIRUS

:  any of a family (Flaviviridae and especially genus Flavivirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses transmitted especially by ticks and mosquitoes and including the causative agents of dengue, hepatitis C, hog cholera, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, and yellow fever

Origin of FLAVIVIRUS

New Latin, from Latin flavus yellow + New Latin -i- + virus — more at virus
First Known Use: 1974

fla·vi·vi·rus

noun \ˈflā-vi-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLAVIVIRUS

1
capitalized : a genus of the family Flaviviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors and especially by ticks and mosquitoes and that include the causative agents of dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, and yellow fever
2
: any virus of the family Flaviviridae

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